Special Education Supervisor Course Descriptions
EDU607 - Supervision of Instruction
This course examines the concepts of supervision of instruction and personnel. Through lecture, discussion, and group activities, the student is introduced to the various models of supervision needed to improve a program through observation, communication of needs, conferencing, and providing in-service training. Students will be expected to write and relate several assignments.
EDU608 - Seminar for Supervisors: Special Education
This organizational management seminar was developed to aid the student in analyzing the role of the supervisor. The factors which affect organizational management and the school environment as well as working relationships will be discussed. State and local law and the function of the school board in policy determination which will affect the school program will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to design a school program along with the staff development and the budget process necessary to support that instructional program. Field experience sixty hours.
EDU614 - Practicum for the supervisor: Special Education
The student will spend a minimum of hours working with a supervisor under the supervision of a faculty member from Eastern University. If the student is already an acting supervisor or coordinator in a school setting, the assignments will be fulfilled on the job with supervision from Eastern University. A prescribed number of assignments must be completed which include but are not limited to activities in program development, school nurse service improvement, policy determination, staff development, budgeting, and role analysis and program evaluation.
EDU623 - Curriculum Design
The major purpose of the course is to explore the principles and procedures of curriculum development and management along with special topics like auditing, alignment and evaluation. Technical issues, trends, future directions, and curriculum designed for special needs will be included. Social, psychological and philosophical foundations will be discussed.
EDU624 - School Law
This course presents school law as it relates to agency control and structure, school organizations and their policies and procedures, school personnel and student rights. Implications of legal mandates, legal issues for public versus private schools and special needs students will be covered.
EDU635T - Research Design: TESOL/Reading/Special Education
This graduate level course is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts and methods of descriptive and inferential statistics as they apply to educational research. These fundamental statistics concepts include sampling, experimentation, variability, distribution, association, causation, estimation, confidence, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, and t-tests. The course is also designed to introduce students to the knowledge base, processes, experiences, and skills involved in designing and conducting research studies in education and the social sciences. The course will provide a survey of quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods, as well as opportunities for students to critically examine educational research studies in general and language research studies in specific, employing a variety of such methods. Students will apply course content toward the conceptualization and completion of an empirical study on a selected topic. The course is designed as a laboratory experience, using multiple techniques and strategies of instruction. Students are expected to engage in extensive reading, research, class discussion, written reflection, and self-evaluation through dialogue, group projects, and field work.